Saeed Gatson

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Remembering how to listen as a tech community

Have you ever talked to someone who’s not listening to you?

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Programmers tricked into playing the wrong game

Just because you’re in the game doesn’t mean you’re playing the right one.

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Software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality

I recently watched an episode of FunFunFunction by MPJ. He was talking about why settings are evil.

There was one concept from the video that I found interesting. The idea is that software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality.

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The 2016 JavaScript ecosystem just isn’t for me

After going to a Eugene Web Developers meetup, I decided to pick JavaScript back up again.

But I have a feeling that the current state of the JavaScript doesn’t fit with my personality type.

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A question to solve many software problem

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

While listening to The Tim Ferriss Show, I heard a question that could be helpful for developers. The episode was about, Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life.

Question number eleven was the one that seemed beneficial for teams making software.

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Breaking into tech startups without tech skills

First off, it’s hard to get non-technical jobs at a tech startups. I’m just basing that off of my experience trying to get testing jobs at tech companies.

Software testing is technical but you don’t see job openings for it until the company has at least 20 people. It can be pretty challenging.

It feels like in the early days of a tech startup, most of the open position are technology focused. You’ll see positions for programmers, engineers, data scientists, developer operations, things like that.

There just aren’t a lot of non-technical jobs available. So through basic supply and demand you can see why the jobs are always difficult to get into.

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The Algorithm For Success

Would it be crazy to say I’ve uncovered the algorithm for success?

It was late at night, everyone had gone to sleep long ago.

I was coding while trying my best to avoid burnout.

I was unsuccessful.
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